Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us.
The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.
For that reason, I hope you will make an effort this weekend to find a quiet moment with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some of these hand-picked articles to encourage more simplicity in your life.
The Cloud Generation: No Longer Buys All The Things | The Vocal by Sheree Joseph. It feels like this change has come about in a slow and nuanced way.
Skyway Mom Downsizes for Family Life in Downtown St. Paul | Pioneer Press by Molly Guthrey. “I think of it as paradise. The entry fee is getting rid of 80 percent of your stuff.”
This Thursday, June 11, I will be hosting a free, live webinar on the intersection of community and simplicity: 3 Powerful Keys to Grow Life-Affirming Relationships. Alongside Joel Zaslofsky, Founder of SimpleREV, our goal is to offer encouragement and challenge on the importance of community in living out simple lives. To join us, register here.